Download a DV Certificate

After DigiCert issues your certificate, you may want to download the certificate to your server or workstation, so it can be installed.

  1. On the server or workstation where you need to install the certificate, log into your CertCentral account.

  2. In your CertCentral account, in the sidebar menu, click Certificates > Orders.

  3. On the Orders page, use the drop-down lists, search box, advance search features (Show Advanced Search link), and column headers to filter the list of certificates.

  4. In the Order # column, click the Quick View link for the DV certificate you want to download.

  5. In the Order details pane (on the right), in the Download Certificate As drop-down list, select the format for your certificate.

    Make sure to note the location where you save the file.

    • Best format for...
      Download the certificate in the format recommended for the server software or software that was selected when ordering the certificate.
      Note: If a server platform or software was not specified during the order process, this option is not included in the drop-down list.
    • .crt (best for Apache/Linux)
      Download the certificate in a .crt format, best for Apache/Linux platforms.
    • .p7b (best for Microsoft and Java)
      Download the certificate in a .p7b format, best for Microsoft and Java platforms.
    • More Options…
      Continue to the next step.
  6. More Options

    1. In the Download Certificate As drop-down list, select More Options to see more server platforms, file types, and to download a single certificate in the certificate chain.
      1. Download a combined certificate file
        In the Download Certificate window, in the Combined Certificate Files section, use one of these options to specify the format for and download your combined certificate file:
        1. Server Platform
          In the drop-down list, select the server platform (e.g., tomcat) and click Download.
        2. File Type
          In the drop-down list, select the file type (e.g., a single .pem file containing all the certs) and click Download.
      2. Download an individual certificate file (server, intermediate, and Root)
        In the Individual Certificates section, download a single certificate file of any of the certificates you need.
        1. Certificate
          Download the DV certificate.
        2. Intermediate Certificate
          Download the intermediate certificate that was used to issue your DV certificate.
        3. Root Certificate
          Download the root certificate that was used to issue your DV certificate’s intermediate certificate.
    2. Save the selected certificate file to your server or workstation, making sure to note the location.